Insomnia Remedy

From Insomnia to Deep Sleep Through Hypnosis

It is natural for humans to have difficulty sleeping from time to time. Inability to sleep often can be contributed to physical causes like too much caffeine, exercising before bed, overstimulation, eating too much, too hot, too cold, too noisy or too light. If a person has determined that their inability to sleep is not triggered by any of the previously listed conditions, the next most common cause is a busy or overactive mind. The French have an expression “entre chien et loup”, which loosely translated means the hour of the wolf. That time of night in which the worries and problems of the day keep nipping at your heels, preventing you from enjoying the restful sleep you need. Often times this is a temporary condition which will correct itself as soon as these worrisome issues are resolved. However, in cases when resolution of the problems does not lead to peaceful healthy sleep hypnotherapy for insomnia is a viable solution with a track record of success.

Emotional Causes of Hypnosis

Insomnia may be caused by fears and regrets about the past, feelings of guilt, fear of loss of control or even death. It could be based upon a trauma that one has experienced or an irrational belief such as the conviction that if you fall asleep you will be attacked or simply never re-awaken. One might have the feeling that there is too much left to accomplish before sleep should occur. A pre-session with your hypnotherapist should be able to bring light to these types of issues in order to cure your insomnia. If any of these concerns are discovered the reasons should be acknowledged consciously in order for the hypnotist to make the appropriate post-hypnotic suggestions.

The Natural Remedy

The good news is that the process of the progressive relaxation induction is therapeutic in and of itself. Frequently, with or even without the suggestion of tranquil, deep and satisfying sleep, this is exactly what occurs after experiencing a hypnotic induction. As a result, insomnia is one of the easiest and most successful therapies that a professional hypnotist can administer. In addition, the hypnotherapist can make direct and indirect suggestions to sleep soundly, deeply and peacefully through the night. Since sleep is part of the natural survival programing of our unconscious mind these suggestions will most likely be accepted uncritically into the sub conscious mind.

A sequitur approach to moving from insomnia to deep sleep is to eliminate the physical causes, evaluate the possibility of this unrest being stimulated by an overactive or worried mind, and to explore the likelihood that emotional reasons or an irrational belief are at the root of the difficulty. The final step is to enjoy the relaxing letting go during a hypnotic induction and to allow the subconscious mind to experience the restorative sleep that you need and deserve.

Hypnosis Improves Introspection

How Hypnosis Improves Introspection

Perhaps you have had the experience of someone asking you a question that you could not answer. Possibly, the response was not very important, and it really didn’t matter. Yet, you felt compelled, even driven, to answer the inquiry. This is because our unconscious mind is geared to provide solutions to the questions we ask. If you allow yourself to be aware of the inner working of your mind, you will discover that your brain is a question generating machine. Every second of every day, your thought process is being bombarded by questions. Why did that driver cut me off? Why is she so happy today? What does my boss want to talk to me? The way in which a question is asked determines the quality of the answer. Basically, there are only negative and positive questions.

Negative Questions

Unfortunately, most of us ask a lot more negative questions than positive ones. For example, if you ask yourself, “Why am I so fat?” your brain might come up with because you are constantly eating candy and you never exercise. Since that is a reasonable answer, you will accept it and move to another question. If you ask, “Why is my energy level so low?”, your subconscious mind might answer because you stay up all night playing video games. If you say to yourself, “Why does nobody like me?”, and your answer is because I am stupid, ugly and I have a bad personality, you could have some self-esteem issues.

Positive Questions

Let’s revisit the three previously mentioned issues of being overweight, low energy, and loneliness. The answer to the question, “How can I lose weight?”, might become by not eating candy, starting to eat healthy foods in just the right amount. The question, “How can I increase my energy level?” is answered by exercising, eating healthy foods and getting lots of sleep. Your mind might summarise you could make more friends by being friendlier or joining a club. No doubt, your subconscious will get busy suggesting possibilities. There are endless variations to the questions you could ask, such as “Why do my friends like me? What makes me feel energised? What will I do when I lose all the weight I desire?”

A competent hypnotherapist can give you a post-hypnotic suggestion to be aware of your intrinsic dialogue and to change negative questions to positive ones. Simply by asking better questions, you will enjoy improved outcomes.

Dream Analysis

Hypnosis in Dream Analysis

Sigmund Freud said, “Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious”. Dreams are our only natural venting process. Dreams can allow us to discover solutions to problems that we can’t solve during waking consciousness. Many scientific discoveries were made during dreaming, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the structure of benzene, the periodic table and using insulin for diabetics to name a few. Iconic works by writers like Edgar Allen Poe “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” and Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “Tarzan of the Apes” were revealed in dreams. Countless therapeutic breakthroughs have been made through dreaming. Very long books have been written detailing and documenting the discoveries and benefits derived from dreams and dreaming, yet few of us know how to harness this powerful problem-solving technique. Hypnosis is one of the most useful methods of enabling us to harness the creative and healing properties of dreaming.

Nature of Dreams

Studies have revealed that all humans dream. Regardless of race, culture, occupation, religious or philosophical orientation we are a dreaming people. Most people will dream about 90 minutes during every 8-hour sleep cycle. Remembering your dream is largely affected by the depth of sleep in which the dream occurred. Our unconscious mind uses dreaming to attempt to solve unresolved issues. Frequently, we are afraid to confront these core issues directly, so our sub-conscious mind speaks to us in symbols. The art of dream analysis is to correctly interpret these symbols. A dream that is well remembered will always provide clues with regard to the time period in which the core issue occurred. Venting in dreams can be blocked by threatening events and memories from the past. Dreams can be either helpful or harmful.

Hypnosis Unleashing the Positive Power of Dreaming

The deeper your sleep, the more vividly you will remember your dreams. A hypnotic induction is in and of itself a relaxing activity which will enable you to sleep deeper and sounder. The post-hypnotic suggestion, “whenever your head hits the pillow, you will begin to drift into a very pleasant, restful deep slumber”, will intensify your ability to reach the deepest, most relaxing sleep stages. In addition, the suggestion that “you will awaken refreshed, empowered, with a sense of well-being remembering well the details of your dream”, will allow you to accurately decode the symbols present in your dreams. Further, a therapeutic suggestion that you will have the power of lucid dreaming, changing nightmares into pleasant visions will remove the fear and anxiety from the dreaming process.

Although few people know or understand the marvelous opportunities for self-improvement inherent in dreaming, it is a known process that can be learned. The effort that you put into dream analysis will be repaid many times by the benefits that can be derived. Even the simple increased awareness from reading this article can be very beneficial.

Mind Control VS Hypnosis

Mind Control VS Hypnosis

The image of an all-powerful hypnotist locking his mesmerizing eyes upon a helpless victim and, thereby, controlling this lesser person’s will have been perpetuated in myth, legend, and by Hollywood. In reality, can one person exert control over another without their conscious will? The short answer is yes, but that is not hypnosis, it is mind control. Both hypnosis and mind control are based on the scientific understanding of the working of the human brain. Both are powerful forces for change. However, the goals and methods of each are very different. In this article, we will briefly explore some of the basic differences between hypnosis and mind control.

Mind Control

The goal of mind control is exactly what the name proclaims: to gain access to another person’s subconscious mind and, thereby, to control their behaviour. In order for mind control to occur, there must be three basic components present. First, sensory deprivation must happen. Typically, the practitioner will isolate the victim from family and friends, deprive them of food, water, ability to use the restroom and of sleep. Under these conditions, the critical filter, which allows us to make choices based upon our best interest is suspended or put into abeyance. Once this has happened, the brain can begin to be reprogrammed. Secondly, a system of massive punishment must be imposed. The victim will be degraded, humiliated and experience physical pain whenever their behaviour is not in alignment with the indoctrination. Thirdly, a system of rewards will be implemented each time a person complies with commands. These rewards usually entail restoring something that the target individual has been previously denied. In addition, the person is praised and elevated above non-complying people.


Hypnosis is initiated by the client for the purposes of self-improvement. The client identifies the changes they wish to make in their behaviour. Hypnosis is established by the cooperation between subject and hypnotist. No sensory deprivation will occur, in fact, quite the opposite actually takes place. The patron is encouraged to develop a support system of family and friends that will assist them in making their desired lifestyle changes. Attention is given to making the environment as relaxing as possible. Generally, a comfortable chair is provided, there are soft lights and pleasant music. Frequently, the hypnotist will guide his client through a very soothing and enjoyable progressive relaxation. The subject will be advised that they are always free to accept or reject any suggestion given. In the final analysis, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis because it cannot be done against a person’s will.

In hypnosis as in mind control, the person’s critical filter is placed in abeyance in order for ideas to be uncritically positioned into the sub-conscious mind, the most powerful part of the brain. It is this part of the brain that controls our automatic thinking and our habits. In short, mind control is done to a person, while hypnosis is done in cooperation with another person.

Hypnosis – Magic or Science?

Imagine if you will, the rhythmic beating of drums, the swaying of the shaman as he dances against the backdrop of the fire-lit ebony night. The tribesman begins to twirl with wild abandon.  Chanting continues until the lame join the dance.  The ill rise from their sick beds.  The shaman touches a forehead, and a young girl drops as if in instant and deep slumber, and when she awakens, she is pain-free.  What is this mysterious power with which the spirit master controls his tribe?  Surely, this man, unique among his people, has been imbued with magical powers originating in the world of spirit. Or could there be another explanation?

Magical Powers or Science

Let us fast forward to today.  There is a man of learning, of science.  He has studied for many years at the best universities that civilisation has to offer. He is a medical doctor and has the knowledge and skill to deliver people from their miseries.  He uses the latest diagnostic equipment; his skill is practiced. In short, he knows what he is doing. He suggests to a woman that she take a prescribed medicine for 7 to 10 days and then she will become free of her pain. Unknown to her, the medication prescribed was a simple sugar pill. Again, the special healer would appear to have magical powers.

There is no debate that these two very different men living in different times and places have access to an amazing power, but what do these men have in common?  Both of them understand that the human mind when imbued with a strong belief, has the ability to change the chemicals their body makes and the conditions necessary for healing to occur. It is rather ironic that the source of that power actually comes from the healed and not the healers.

Hypnosis is created through the use of words

The truth is the professional hypnotist is an individual who has learned to guide another person to alter their suggestibility and to achieve their desired goals through known scientific principles.  These principles are referred to as laws, such as the Law of Dominant Suggestion.   What one person can learn can be taught to others. Any motivated intelligent person can successfully perform a hypnotic induction and through the process alter their suggestibility to achieve their purposes.  Hypnosis is created through the use of words. It is a skill that has been taught and learned throughout recorded history.

Which brings us back to our original question: Is it magic or is it science? This question brings to mind a quote from Thomas Edison who, when asked how electricity worked, succinctly answered, ” It works, use it.”

Weight loss help

Small Change To Big Weight Loss

For most people, weight gain occurs over a period of weeks, months and even years. In this article, we will examine how drinking as little as two 375ml soft drinks can result in major weight gain over time. For example, a 375ml coke has over 150 calories. If you drink 2 per day, that will be an extra 300 calories daily. A caloric increase of 7000 calories equals one kilo of fat. This means approximately every 23 days, you gain a kilo, or about 1 and ½ kilos per month, or 16 kilos a year. That is not even the worst of it. There are 40 grams of sugar in a 375ml coke. Research published in The European Molecular Biology Journal determined that as little as 15 grams of sugar per day can increase your insulin levels which is the primary regulator of fat tissue. In short, the 39 x 2 = 78 grams of sugar will make you fat, and the fat is generally stored in the belly area. Within this problem lies an opportunity. A little reverse engineering and you can see that simply substituting delicious water can result in 16 kilos of weight reduction in a single year, and most of that weight will come from the mid-section. Fortunately, hypnosis is the ideal tool to make that substitution effortless and enjoyable. In the next paragraph, we will explore how this is easily accomplished.

There is only one reason why anyone would choose to drink a sugar-filled soft drink, and that is they associate more pleasure with drinking it than pain. The subconscious mind does not think critically or rationally, in fact, it accepts uncritically the suggestions which have been placed into it. So if you say to yourself, “I love Coke, it is delicious and refreshing”, your unconscious mind will accept that idea. However, when you think there are 150 calories and 39 grams of sugar in a coke and it will make me fat, I will not sleep at night, my joints will hurt, and I will be at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, reflux acid, etc., your behavior will change. You can make the habit even stronger by suggestion to yourself that drinking clear, cool water is one of the healthiest things you can do, life is not possible without drinking water, it creates your blood and allows it to circulate and provide power to all the organs of your body, it removes impurities and strengthens your electrical field which allows you to access your natural energy. No drink is as refreshing as water.

The hypnotist can assist by placing your critical filter in abeyance and allowing these beliefs to become deeply imprinted in your subconscious mind. You drink water because you prefer it. Thus, weight loss occurs in an effortless and enjoyable way.

Hypnosis: the best way to stop smoking

The internet is loaded with offers of  “infallible” ways to kick the smoking habit.  They show up in magazines, too, not to mention radio and television.

With all of those techniques available, some of them offered at a very low price, why connect with a professional hypnotist like Greg Thompson in Gold Coast?

First, although hypnotic sessions with Greg may cost a little more than some, certainly not all, of the other approaches, it still costs far less than what even a light smoker spends in Australia for cigarettes.

You could try nicotine replacement patches or gum, but those have two drawbacks. First, you are still loading up on nicotine, maintaining your addiction. Second, the research shows that they don’t actually work for most people over the long run.

Another option is a prescription drug like Champix or Zyban, but now the disadvantages multiply. These drugs are super-pricey. They don’t work any better for most people than nicotine replacement gadgets. More importantly, they come with a huge array of side effects—nausea, headaches, vomiting, low energy, sleep problems, and, in the case of Zyban, obesity and reduced sex drive.

Hypnosis? The main side effect is relaxation and calmness.

A major problem for smokers, of course, is craving cigarettes. Hypnosis nips the craving in the bud. One of the things Greg will teach you early one is how to slip into a quiet, comfortable trance, and when you are in a trance, even a very light one, you simply cannot feel cravings. And although cravings can be powerful when they are not dealt with, they have an Achilles heel; every time you don’t give in to them, they get a little weaker. Over time, they simply disappear.

Last, no matter the reason you first began to smoke, you have any number of reasons for continuing. Many things—anger, unhappiness, anxiety, boredom, relationship problems, you name it—can trigger the urge for a cigarette. A skilled hypnotherapist like Greg Thompson will help you identify those underlying issues and deal with them.

So have not doubts; hypnosis is the choice to make.

Why does hypnosis work so well?

Hypnosis works. The fact that you are reading this means that you probably already have figured that out.

Hypnosis works to help smokers quit tobacco, to help people shed kilos they don’t want, to combat pain and block anxiety, and to sharpen all kinds of skills and abilities.

What makes it work so well?

First of all, it is based on a positive, not a negative. Conventional medicine starts with the assumption that something is wrong with you, and the physician’s job is to fix it. A skilled hypnotherapist like Greg Thompson in Gold Coast understands that the real task is not to fix something that’s broken but to identify and strengthen the powers you possess and help you learn to use them for healing and improvement.

That leads to the next fact:  you are the one in charge. Conventional physicians are trying to do something to you. Hypnosis allows you to do the job yourself. A conventional physician is a fixer, but you are not an auto in need of repair. A skilled hypnotist is a partner, who works with you, not on you.

Hypnosis is an altered state. It allows you to step away from your everyday habits and behaviours. It opens a door to your unconscious and allows you to examine and deal with even traumatic things in a calm, productive manner. It allows you to focus intently, with no distractions, on the things you need to deal with and pay attention to.

Hypnosis lets you change your mind about what is possible, and allows you to do things that you otherwise would not believe you can do—like numbing a painful part of your body, or not noticing even the strongest cravings for a cigarette or a candy bar.

The point is that you have many skills and talents, some of which you know about, and some of which you have never dreamed of. Hypnosis allows you to locate those, take hold of them, sharpen them, and use them to improve and heal your body and mind.

The power of the altered state

Most professional hypnotists and hypnotherapists are wedded to the idea that hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, one that is very different from everyday wakefulness, and yet not at all rare.

The fact is that all of us experience hypnosis all the time, whether we mean it or not. When you are daydreaming, you are in an altered state. When you are at a play and have no sense of the time passing, you are in that state. When you are on the playing field, and get banged up, and don’t notice the pain until after the game is over, you are in an altered state.

Hypnosis is simply what you call it when you go into that altered state on purpose.

Either way, you are taking a step back from your conscious mind and entering the realm of the unconscious, which is what gives that altered state—whether you enter it deliberately or spontaneously—its power.

The unconscious exists at many levels, and we can use hypnosis to connect with that altered state on all those levels.

There is the physical level. When you practice a motor skill over and over again, it eventually becomes automatic. It is unconscious. You perform the skills without thinking.

Another level of your unconscious involves memory. There is a part of your mind that stores every thought, feeling, and experience you have had since birth, and even before birth. Hypnosis allows you access to those memories.

On a deeper level, there are the memories that have been repressed. These are things that have caused you pain, and your mind has tucked them away and placed barriers there so that you do not have to feel that pain. But in order to resolve those things, you need to be able to get back in touch with the traumatic event. Hypnosis allows you to do that in a safe way.

When you are faced with the desire or need to open the door to your unconscious mind, that’s the time to connect with a skilled professional hypnotherapist. In Gold Coast, that means Greg Thompson.

Hypnotherapy is a pain fighter

Most physical pain is temporary. Bumps and bruises usually don’t amount to much. Even broken bones, sprains, and serious gashes heal over time.

Chronic pain is different. It is disabling in many cases. This is the pain that comes with severe arthritis and other joint disorders, with cancer, with cluster headaches and migraine, or Crohn’s disease.

It does not go away, and it has a major negative impact on your life. It impairs your ability to function day to day. It affects relationships negatively. It can lead to social isolation. It can cost your job. Even at best, it takes the joy out of life.

Sadly, conventional medicine has few answers to the curse of chronic pain. It mainly attempts to help by prescribing drugs, which ironically has led to an explosion of opiate addiction in many countries. And because such drugs are habituating, they lose their effectiveness, so that people need higher doses as time passes.

Is there a better way? Yes!

Hypnosis has been used for centuries to fight pain. It fell out of favour after opiate drugs came into the picture because the drugs were simple and fast to administer. Now, more professionals are turning their attention back to hypnosis, which works and offers permanent pain relief.

Hypnosis works in a number of ways.

Chronic pain is associated, not surprisingly, with chronic muscle tension. Hypnosis has a strong relaxing effect.

The hypnotic trance state allows you to step away from any sensation. In a trance, you simply do not feel pain; and almost everyone can learn in a few sessions how to slip into a trance at will.

When you hurt, your body tenses up, and tension increases the pain. It also makes you anxious, which leads to more tension, and you enter a vicious cycle of increasing pain. Hypnosis stops that cycle.

So if your body is giving you problems, this is the time to connect with a skilled hypnotherapist. In Gold Coast, that means Greg Thompson.